Trump Calls For 'Fake News' Contest, Fox Wins It

A week after President Donald Trump tweeted there should be a contest to determine which network is the “most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me),” Fox has won the first-ever “Fake News Trophy,” according to a survey of American voters conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

While President Trump originally tweeted that Fox News should be excluded from the contest, 40% of the nationally projectable poll, conducted online and via phone, said Fox should win the Fake News Trophy.

Fox won by a wide margin over runner-up CNN, which was cited by 25% of respondents, followed by MSNBC (9%), ABC (4%), CBS (3%) and NBC (2%).



Six percent said the award should go to “someone else,” while 11% were undecided.

“A closer look finds that while 53% of Democrats and a plurality (42%) of voters not affiliated with either major party declare Fox News the winner, just 24% of Republicans agree,” Rasmussen reported. It added: “40% of GOP voters opt instead for CNN, a view shared by just 13% of Democrats and 24% of unaffiliateds.”

3 comments about "Trump Calls For 'Fake News' Contest, Fox Wins It".
Check to receive email when comments are posted.
  1. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston, December 6, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

    I think you mean "Fox has won" instead of "Fox has one."

    What about ABC's Brian Ross? That 350 point stock market decline on Friday must be worth 2nd place. A one-month suspension for him is as meaningless as Gronkowski's one-game suspension.

  2. Joe Mandese from MediaPost Inc., December 6, 2017 at 10:50 a.m.

    @Douglas Ferguson: Nice catch. Fixed now. Thank you.

  3. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited replied, December 6, 2017 at 11:49 a.m.

    Brian Ross was wrong. Fake news is intential lying. Can you find how many times and what else he has done, let's say, in the past year ?

Next story loading loading..